Telephone Exchange
Kells Telephone Exchange

Fibre Enabled

BT Logo Fibre to the Cabinet, Fibre to the Premises & Fibre on Demand services are available to customers connected to the Kells exchange. Most customers can now upgrade from ADSL to fibre internet. Suppliers include BT Superfast Fibre, Plusnet Fibre Broadband, TalkTalk Fast Broadband, John Lewis Broadband & ee Unlimited Fibre Broadband


Local Authority = Mid and East Antrim Borough Council


UK area dialling code (STD code) for the Kells exchange is 028

International dialling code for the Kells exchange is +44 28 or 0044 28


The Kells exchange is in the Ballymena group of exchanges.

15 telephone exchanges form this regional grouping.


OSNI Grid Ref: J 14364 97098


Exchange Address

Located at :-
British Telecom,
Telephone Exchange,
Greenfield Road,
Kells,
BALLYMENA.
BT42 3JL

Kells -> Ballymena -> Northern Ireland

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Exchange Location



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Openreach Identifer

  • Network identifier code for the Kells exchange is NIKS

Your LLU Services

 Telephone Exchange, Kells (NIKS) has been unbundled by TalkTalk

Static IP Address

  • Plusnet offer their broadband customers the option of a "Static IP Address" for a one off charge of just £5. Make reliable VoIP calls, run a server, host a website or monitor CCTV remotely with a "Static IP Address" from Plusnet

Fibre To The Cabinet

  • The Kells exchange provides fibre services.

21CN WBC

  • This exchange is 21CN WBC enabled

ADSL Max

  • The Kells exchange has been enabled for ADSL Max since March 2006

ADSL

  • The Kells telephone exchange in Ballymena was enabled for ADSL in October 2004

Ofcom Classification

  • The BT exchange, Kells is classified by Ofcom as:- Market 1.

Historic Fact

  • Before PhONE Day On 16th April 1995, the STD Code For This Exchange Was 0266

PSTN Network Switch Off In 2025

The first stage Openreach propose to facilitate the retirement of their public switched telephone network (PSTN) is to issue 'Stop Sell' dates for specific telephone exchanges. Once a 'Stop Sell' date has passed, communication providers (CP's) will be unable to order any copper based products if a fibre solution is available at the customer's premises. Accepted fibre solutions include FTTP and SOGEA/SOGFast.

Impacted product and services that will be unavailable beyond a 'Stop Sell' date include WLR3 analogue, ISDN 2, ISDN 30, LLU SMPF, SLU SMPF, Narrowband Line Share and Classic products.

Openreach have identified 460 specific 'FTTP Priority Exchanges' that will be the first to receive 'Stop Sell' notices, see below.

Openreach have not identified the Kells Exchange as a 'FTTP Priority Exchange' and the 'Stop Sell' date will be September 2023.

LLU services from TalkTalk are available from this exchange TalkTalk

LLU services from Sky are available from this exchange Sky